Evaluation of the Safety, Tolerability and Bioavailability of Dasiglucagon Following Subcutaneous (SC) Compared to IV Administration

A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Doseescalation Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of a Single IV Administration of Dasiglucagon and the Bioavailability of Dasiglucagon Following SC Compared to IV Administration in Healthy Subjects

Sponsors

Lead Sponsor: Zealand Pharma

Source Zealand Pharma
Brief Summary

The purpose of the trial is to characterize the safety and tolerability of dasiglucagon 4 mg/mL following IV administration at increasing doses in healthy volunteers. One cohort of subjects will receive a SC dose of dasiglucagon to characterize the bioavailability of dasiglucagon following SC administration compared to IV administration. Furthermore, the trial aims to assess the potential effect of dasiglucagon on corrected QT interval (QTc) prolongation via a concentrationresponse analysis.

Detailed Description

Hypoglycemia in patients with diabetes is defined as episodes of an abnormally low plasma glucose concentration. Hypoglycemia is a common, unpredictable, and potentially dangerous side effect of treatment of diabetes mellitus, especially with insulin or sulfonylureas.

Dasiglucagon (ZP4207) is a stable peptide analog of human glucagon, available in a ready-to-use liquid formulation. Dasiglucagon is in development for the treatment of severe hypoglycemia in patients with diabetes mellitus. Dasiglucagon is a specific and full glucagon receptor agonist designed to mimic the effects of glucagon, having a fast absorption and elimination (minutes).

Overall Status Completed
Start Date November 7, 2018
Completion Date June 24, 2019
Primary Completion Date June 24, 2019
Phase Phase 1
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Number of participants with treatment-related adverse events as assessed by CTCAE v4.0 day 1, day 2, day 28
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Clinical assessment of local tolerability at injection site by physical examination day-1, day 1, day 2, day 28
Occurrence of anti-drug antibodies (ADA) day 1 and day 28
Plasma dasiglucagon profiles following IV administration, Area Under the Curve (AUC) Pre-dose, 5, 15, 25, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 140, 180 and 240 min.
Plasma dasiglucagon profiles following SC administration, Area Under the Curve (AUC) Pre-dose, 5, 15, 25, 35, 45, 60, 90, 130, 210 and 300 min.
Change-from-baseline in ECG for QTcF From day -1 to day 2 and day 28
Change-from-baseline in ECG for heart rate (HR) From day -1 to day 2 and day 28
Change-from-baseline in ECG for pulse rate (PR) From day -1 to day 2 and day 28
Change-from-baseline in ECG for QRS From day -1 to day 2 and day 28
Frequency of treatment-emergent T-wave morphology changes and U-waves by Holter monitoring From day -1 to day 2
Enrollment 60
Condition
Intervention

Intervention Type: Drug

Intervention Name: Dasiglucagon

Description: Dasiglucagon injection

Other Name: ZP4207

Intervention Type: Drug

Intervention Name: Placebo

Description: Placebo for Dasiglucagon injection

Arm Group Label: IV Placebo

Other Name: Placebo for Dasiglucagon

Eligibility

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

- Informed consent obtained before any trial-related activities (trial-related activities are any procedures that would not have been performed during normal management of the subject).

- Healthy female or male subjects aged between 18 and 45 years, both inclusive.

- Body weight between 60 and 90 kg, both inclusive.

- Subjects in good health according to age (medical history, physical examination, vital signs, and laboratory assessments), as judged by the investigator.

- Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP) ≥90 mmHg, ≤140 mmHg and Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP) ≤90 mmHg measured after at least 5 min rest in supine position.

- A pulse rate of ≥50 and ≤90 b/min measured after at least 5 min rest in supine position.

- 12-lead ECG with QTcF < 450 ms, PR < 220 ms and QRS < 110 ms.

- A female subject must meet one of the following criteria:

- Participant is of childbearing potential and agrees to use one of the accepted contraceptive regimens throughout the entire duration of the trial from screening until the last follow-up visit. An acceptable method of contraception includes one of the following:

- Total heterosexual sexual abstinence can be used as a method of contraception if this is the participant's preferred lifestyle and the method is established. Periodic sexual abstinence is not an acceptable method of contraception

Single method (use only one method):

- intrauterine device (IUD),

- hormone rod inserted under the skin,

- male partner's sterilization

Double method:

- Hormone contraception A) estrogen and / or progesterone oral contraceptives, B) transdermal patch, C) vaginal ring, D) injection in combination with one of the following: a) vaginal cap with spermicide, b) vaginal sponge (only for women who have never given birth), c) condom, d) female condom

- Participant is of non-childbearing potential, if she is either surgically sterilized (ie, by tubal ligation or removal of ovaries), has undergone complete hysterectomy, or is in a menopausal state (i.e., at least one year without menses).

- A male subject who is sexually active and has a female partner who is of childbearing potential, must use a condom throughout the entire duration of the trial from screening and until the last follow-up visit.

Condoms MUST be combined with one of the following methods:

- IUD,

- hormone rod inserted under the skin,

- vaginal cap with spermicide,

- vaginal sponge (only for women who have never given birth),

- hormone contraception A) estrogen and / or progesterone oral contraceptives, B) transdermal patch, C) vaginal ring or D) injection

- Total heterosexual sexual abstinence can be used as a method of contraception if this is the participant's preferred lifestyle and the method is established. Periodic sexual abstinence is not an acceptable method of contraception.

Exclusion Criteria:

- Previous participation in any trial with dasiglucagon. Participation defined as enrolled into trial.

- Known or suspected hypersensitivity to trial product(s) or related products.

- History of severe hypersensitivity to medicines or foods or history of severe medicinal/food induced anaphylactic reaction.

- Receipt of any investigational product within 3 months prior to screening.

- Females who are pregnant according to a positive pregnancy test, are actively attempting to get pregnant, or are lactating.

- Any history or presence of cancer, except adequately treated (as judged by investigator) basal or squamous cell skin cancer or cervical carcinoma in situ.

- A history or presence of any clinically significant respiratory, metabolic, renal, hepatic, gastrointestinal, endocrinological, hematological, dermatological, venereal, neurological or psychiatric diseases, or other major diseases at the discretion of the investigator.

- Known cardiovascular disease, arthrosclerosis, angina pectoris, or a history of myocardial infarction or coronary arterial bypass graft/percutaneous coronary intervention.

- Clinically significant illness (eg, systemic infection) within 4 weeks before screening, as judged by the investigator.

- Any significant pre-existing medical condition as well as pre-planned procedures or surgeries.

- Positive results for Hepatitis B antigens, Hepatitis C antibodies and/or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 1 antigen or HIV1/2 antibodies, at screening.

- Any clinically significant abnormal hematology, biochemistry, or urinalysis screening tests, as judged by the investigator.

- Any of the following abnormal laboratory parameters at screening:

- alanine aminotransferase (ALT) > upper limit of normal [ULN] + 10%, aspartate aminotransferase (AST) > ULN + 10%,

- Bilirubin > ULN + 20%

- Renal impairment measured as estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) value of eGFR <90 ml/min/1.73 m2 as defined by Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) 2012 (14).

- Clinically significant abnormal standard 12-lead ECG after 5 min resting in supine position at screening, as evaluated by the investigator.

- Donation of blood or blood loss of more than 500 mL within 12 weeks prior to screening.

- The use of any non-prescribed systemic medication, except routine vitamins and occasional use of acetylsalicylic acid and paracetamol within 14 days prior to randomization.

- A positive result in the alcohol and/or urine drug screen at the screening visit.

- A history of alcoholism or drug abuse as judged by the investigator

- Smokers (defined as a subject who has been smoking within the last 6 month).

- Subjects with mental incapacity or language barriers that preclude adequate understanding or cooperation, who are unwilling to participate in the trial, or who in the opinion of the investigator should not participate in the trial.

Gender: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 45 Years

Healthy Volunteers: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Location
Facility: CRS Clinical Research Services Mannheim GmbH
Location Countries

Germany

Verification Date

June 2019

Responsible Party

Type: Sponsor

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Number Of Arms 3
Arm Group

Label: IV Dasiglucagon

Type: Experimental

Description: Dasiglucagon 0.1, 0.3, 0.6, 1.5 or 2.0 mg administered IV as a single dose

Label: SC 0.6 mg Dasiglucagon

Type: Experimental

Description: Dasiglucagon 0.6 mg administered SC as a single dose

Label: IV Placebo

Type: Placebo Comparator

Description: Placebo 0.1, 0.3, 0.6, 1.5 or 2.0 mg administered IV as a single dose

Patient Data Undecided
Study Design Info

Allocation: Randomized

Intervention Model: Sequential Assignment

Intervention Model Description: Dose escalation

Primary Purpose: Treatment

Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov